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firefighters are doing to protect them. >>> after syria likely uses chemical weapons on its own people, the united states prepares for a possible military response. >>> if you want to know what a true american hero looks like, then you don't have to look too far. you have to look at your dad. >> a bay area soldier receives a nation's highest military honor. how he went above and beyond to help his comrades in an intense six-hour ambush. good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ken bastida. the largest fire is raging on in and around yosemite national park. the rim fire has charred 230 square miles since it erupted nine days ago. that is roughly the size of chicago. the firefighters are slowly gaining ground, they have a line about 20% of the fire. not only is it threatening homes and campgrounds, but this map shows how close the fire is to the reservoir where the bay area gets much of its drinking water. cbs reporter tells us the tough choices firefighters may have to make if the fire doesn't slow down. >> yosemite national park is in flames. a wild fire the size of the city of
>>> good evening. thanks for joining us. i'm in for ama daetz. we begin with breaking news. police are on the scene of a shooting in oakland. we learned four people have been shot. you are taking a live look now. this happened a little less than an hour ago on the 1700 block of telegraph avenue near 17th 17th street. telegraph is currently closed between 16th and 18th street as police investigate. right now we have no word on the victims' conditions or a suspect. but at you see there, a heavy police presence as investigators try to gather evidence. the yellow crime scene blocking off access there. again, this is at 17th and telegraph where four people were shot. we will have an update for you from the scene live on abc7 at 6:00, and our reporting continues right now on twitter. follow us@abc news bay area. >> now to the final moments of a lean mark building in hayward. >> it's really sad they're taking her down. >> a moment of sentiment and science. the implosion of a building at the cal state east bay campuses more than making way for something new. scientists are hoping it will h
@captioncolorado.com in the west. it's tuesday august 27th 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." it now seems not if but when the u.s. will strike syria. the latest from the white house and syrian border. firefighters make progress near yosemite but flames still threaten the water supply for millions. >> seth doane takes us inside a radioactive ghost town years after the tsunami. only on "cbs this morning," consumer reports reveal how store brands stack up to name brands. >> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye-opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> the u.s. urges closer to striking syria. >> four u.s. navy destroyers are close enough to launch a missile strike. >> what secretary kerry described as undeniable use of chemical weapons. >> how close is the u.s. right now to using military action. >> we're getting closer every moment. >> the president should not have set a red line unless he knows what he's going to do. >> firefighters making progres
. they are painting using compressors, repair work that would normally impact traffic in a major way. >> it helps cal tran get work done. >> this is going to be in great shape, a good compliment to the brandt newbridge. it's an exciting day for everybody. >> reporter: workers have t eer to finish up work that needs to be done to get the toll plaza open for opening day. they are replacing the light bulbs with led bulbs. they are hoping to be ahead of schedule. >>> thanks a lot. they can't use that bridge. so they're using that bridge. the san mateo bridge. and things moving along bretty smoothly. certainly coming westbound, slow going eastbound. it's much better than it was not that long ago. >>> now to a nbc bay area follow up. just days before the new span is set to open, cal trans has truck driver who died in 2009 who failed to navigate an s-curve. cal tran settled for $700,000. the lawsuit accused cal trans of not warning drivers about the sharp curve. state officials said he was traveling too fast and carrying more weight than he should have. the bridge is set to reopen at 5:00 tuesday morning. w
roads as people try to get out of town. >>> plus, president obama speaks out about the use of chemical weapons in syria as his justification for a possible missile strike. this is bay area news at 7. >>> i'm heather holmes. this is bay area news at 7. it is the start of a holiday weekend. we are counting down to bay bridge history, bay area history, the grand opening of new eastern span of the bay bridge is three days away. there is a chance they could open it early. just before 5:00 tonight, we received an update from the project spokesman, who says the work is proceeding right on schedule. he says crews completed all the grinding today in both directions. they are about halfway done with paving the west bound lanes and begun striping. east bound paving is complete. >> the focus will be on switching out the lighting in the tunnels from the traditional lights that have been there to led lights. they will continue that work over the next 24 hours. they are also going to wash the inside of the tunnel. >> gordon says the main goals are eefficiency and safety. asked whether it
's comforting. >> its nice to know everyone is behind us. everyone in all of california. it's a good feeling, you know? >> reporter: and we're back here live. again, you are looking at some of the destruction, once again, nearly 150,000 acres have burned so far. but there is an awful lot of help out here. now, there are about 3700 firefighters out here battling with more crews still arriving. one resident told me it seems like there's a fire truck for every house and residents here are truly, truly grateful. reporting live, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jodi. longtime campers mourn if loss of the family camp. the state fire officials i were formed the officials that the camp had been destroyed. the camp has operated outside of yosemite since 1922. it's an escape for many bay area families who spend their time fishing, sitting around the camp fires and playing bingo. many long-time campers news of the fire marked a huge loss. >> the last news we heard was the camp was saved and put a big row of fire retardant so it was really sad this morning to find out it was gone. >>
"before sunset." and then we have a cooling trend in store for us. i'll tell you more about that with our next forecast. kira. >> francis, thank you. bart's two largest unions and management return to the negotiating table today in a last minute bid to avoid a strike tomorrow morning. the two sides negotiated all day yesterday. key issues included wages, pension, worker safety and healthcare costs. both sides say they are working to avoid a strike. >>> we are not at impasse. our team is prepared to negotiate and get a contract. we are not at impasse. >> we will go as long as as we need to go if we need to if it looks like we can get something done and get an agreement. >> both sides plan to return to the bargaining table in just a few hours. bart's current contract expires at midnight tonight. >>> san francisco mayor ed lee had strong words yesterday for both sides in the negotiations. work out a deal or else. >> if they can't get it together, i think a privilege to negotiate an agreement between the two, then i think that privilege might have to be removed. and if it is, it's a sorry sta
to be the wintertime. >> months. >> months. >> cbs reporter, brown, shows us how firefighters are scrambling to work with the fire. >> reporter: they focus on the west side. winds 20 miles per hour spreading the flames sunday afternoon. >> knowing exactly where it is going to go with the wind is unpredictable. the fire teams are waiting nearby to protect homes just in case this iratticly-moving fire takes a devastating turn. cal fire cleared brush, trying to stay one step ahead of the fire. >> the fire, stop the fire, give us a place to work. keep it out of the communities. >> their work on the ground helpful for crews in the air. >> they can see the line from up above. >> reporter: homeowners nearby are confident firefighters have everything under control. >> these firefighters are amazing. they will keep us protected. >> reporter: thousands of people are watching their efforts, keeping a close eye on the looming smoke. >> pretty impressive. it looks like they have a coordinated effort and it is going to be okay. >> reporter: firefighters are working around-the-clock. they are working to get th
remains open. we want to bring in gail spears, a spokesperson from the city of fairfield. are you with us? >> caller: i am. >> at this point, it's 6:00. can you tell us the very latest? >> caller: we've opened an evacuation center over at fairfield high for those who are being displaced right now for their safety. >> from what i've seen in the 5:00 hour, we saw a lot of smokes, a lot of flames. it looks like it's dissipated. it seems that firefighters have gotten control of this, what's your perspective? >> caller: hthey're not saying contained, but they're saying control. they are on the scene and they're making sure they're going to get this fire completely out so no other homes are threatened. >> do you know how many homes were lost? there were talk about five lost and five others threatened? >> caller: last report is that we had five homes fully involved in the fire. >> and the apartment building, the bennington apartment building, was that evacuated orb just a precaution? >>. >> caller: vac wait as a precaution. so we've had about 50 evacuees head over to fairfield high. >> are there
the beginning of the challenges they face. >> rugged terrain, heat, very, very dry fields. our people tell us they have never seen fuel this dry. >> reporter: the fire has scorched 293 square miles. crews are using dozers to clear out brush and trees fuelling the flames and to cut containment lines. more than 4,000 firefighters have joined the effort including dozens from the bay area. >> we have a strike team here with me that consists of personnel and fire apparatus from all over santa clara county. >> reporter: including palo alto. firefighters are concerned about these clouds called convection column that can spew hot debris from the fire miles ahead of the containment lines. the fire is 23% contained but still threatening more than 4,000 homes and crews know they have a tough and long battle ahead. they don't expect to fully contain the fire until september 10. this is a self-contained base camp for the more than 4,000 firefighters out here fighting the rim fire. the day crew is coming in for dinner. the night crew is about to head out. this is a 24-hour firefighting effort. we know that
for the people who use this bridge every day. drivers got plenty of warning that a bridge closure was coming. >> going to take the kids across it. we'll walk the bridge with everybody else and hope to be one of the first million people to cross it. >> there were a lot of folks who wanted to be the last person to cross the bay bridge before it closed. some people were driving in slow motion and got the attention of the chp. >> the chp was on hand to clear the people out. they were in fact some of the last vehicles over. whether they got the last vehicle title doesn't matter as long as they got to have that last moment. >> reporter: the bridge closed at 8:05 and soon after that, the work began. >> still be grinding, grading, repaving, striping and creating a new roadway. between the toll plaza and the new east span of the bridge. >> reporter: the caltrans spokesperson says that 3 tons of dirt and gravel will be coming out. by tuesday the seismically safe side by side eastern span will be open. >> the port of oakland will be to the right, the east bay hills straight ahead. you come through the
: this couple lives on top of the hill overlooking the bridge. >> you're used to it. woke up and thought we lived in napa or somewhere. >> it was so quiet. >> we heard a bird singing. >> reporter: that's also the sound of money not making its way into the city. >> we usually stay busy until 9:00. sometimes we have to tell people that we're closed. >> folks, sorry to have to scoot out of that story. we want to bring you live. the construction update from caltran. >> here's the construction update. construction continues on schedule. the progress has been good at the tunnel. all pave iing into and out of t mouth to connection that section of the bridge has been completed. today the work will focus inside the tunnel. and later today they'll be washing the inside of the tunnel. demolition continues to move forward as well. they're removing a 1,000 foot-long section of the original westbound approach out of the toll plaza onto the original bridge. that's causing a conflict with the bike and pedestrian path in oakland. they are scheduled to have that completed by late tonight or tomorrow morning.
guard. how does it work? why was it so loud and can we opt out. kris sanchez joins us from san jose. this was the first time i received a text alert from the chp. >> in fact, that text did not come from the chp. it came from ctia, the wireless trade organization that manages the wireless emergency alerts. it's very confusing right now. you're not the only one who has questions about it. we found a lot of folks didn't know this was a possibility until the phones started blowing up around 11:00 last night. >> my phone went off last night. yeah, it caught me by surprise. >> even chp officer chris was caught off guard by the loud buzzing alarm coming from his cell phone when the san diego sheriff's department requested its amber alert for two abducted children. through the wr wireless emergency alerts program, amber alerts are now sent to all cell phones whether you sign up for the alerts or not. >> it worked. it we should have done that from the beginning when phones were in the system. >> on social media some folks were put off asking the ctia how to opt out. others asking that the al
day without a deal. cheryl herd joins us with the latest on the march. not a lot of progress made today it seems. >> reporter: not a lot today because negotiations ended earlier. hundreds are expected to show up here at the plaza tonight. it's 14th and broadway. that's the location many protests have taken place in the past. as you can see, union members are setting up for the labor rally in support of b.a.r.t. workers. a strike could happen at midnight on sunday. both sides were at the table earlier today, but negotiations ended early, so union members could attend. labor unions and community organizations from all over northern california are expected to be here. even members of the occupy movement said they will be here tonight in support of b.a.r.t. workers. that's why oakland police are concerned, unlike last time when things got out of hand during a march in oakland. police say this time they -- >> trayvon martin protesters plan to meet with the already organized union who plans to do their own rally and have their own messaging that they want to send. so we have received in
to the area. coke's sister said coke's teenage daughter used the find my iphone app sunday night. >> like a good technologically savvy teenager, she saw her mom's phone zigzagging all over the north bay area. we know it came to rest in richmond. it seemed to be all over in oakland and vacaville and different neighborhoods. >> reporter: a police source says surveillance cameras captured the car crossing a bridge. another camera showed coke's former boyfriend, parolee randy alano, gassing up her car and using her atm card. alana, who has been arrested on a parole violation and named a personal of interest in the case, was found with coke's fees and her credit card. he also had on muddy boots. >> this is an ongoing investigation. it's evolving and evolving quickly now. things have happened. a body has been located. >> reporter: the body has not yet been removed from the scene, and when it is, we are told it will be taken to the county coroner's office to be identified. so far we haven't heard anything from coke's family. but a co-worker tells me as awful as this discovery is, perhaps it will
and finish the trial out. >> the message nearly derailed a serial murder case today. thanks for joining us. >> that is the brother of one of the alleged murder victims. the message here came in the form of a sign. the judge was afraid the jury had seen. vic lee is live tonight tochl plain. vic? >> the sign was on the windshield of a truck here. the brother told us he had erased the signs on friday but the judge was worried the damage had already been done on the day that the prosecution was wrapping up its case. the 79-year-old listened as prosecution delivered closing arguments. he's charged with murdering four prostitutes decades ago. at the hearing larry rogast told us he doesn't want the death penalty for naiso. >> i don't want him going to death row. that is too good for him. there are too many folks in death row. he's got internet access, media access, books, libraries. i want a main line prison without, life without. >> the prosecutor tried to link each of the four victims to naiso by showing a list of the women and momentos including photographs police found at his home, and in a s
, everybody, i'm larry beil. >> this is a live picture showing something we've become used to seeing. traffic making it's way across the old bridge while the new span sits idle. >> today officials voted to open the new eastern span no later than tuesday, september 3. that is the morning after labor day. but it's not going to be easy for commuters because in order to open the new span, they have to close the bridge for a total of five days to allow all work required to connect the new eastern span to the rest of the bridge that. is why they want badly to close the bridge or a holiday weekend. >> that means crews have better access to the bridge on labor day. meaning more likelihood we can pull it off under the schedule is also, i think, another reason to move forward. >> transportation returned to their original time frame following a report by administrators that they endorsed a temporary fix confirming the bridge will be safe to use while workers complete the permanent fix. >> it will leave thousands looking for a way across the bay. thank goodness there is no bart strike going on. >> yes. t
% dead out is going to be wintertime, months. >> cbs reporter candy brown shows us how firefighters are scrambling to keep up with the unpredictable fast-moving fire. >> reporter: this ridge is the firefighter's focus on the west side. winds up to 20 miles per hour spread the flames sunday afternoon. >> it's unpredictable with the wind. >> reporter: if the fire continues this destruction this far west thousands of homes will be threatened. strike teams are waiting to protect homes just in case this erratically moving fire takes a devastating turn. cal fire cleared brush trying to stay one step ahead of the fire. >> slow the fire, stop the fire, give us a place to work, keep it out of the communities of tuolumne and such. >> reporter: their work on the ground also helpful for crews in the air. it gives them a marker for where to drop water and flame retardant. >> they can see the line from up above. >> reporter: nearby homeowners are confident firefighters have everything under control. >> these firefighters are amazing. they will keep us protected. >> reporter: thousands of people a
inside that carport. neighbors telling us some of the cars in here had just been painted. one was new. i have new video of the flames when this fire was beening out of control. a resident was able to take pictures with his camera. most of the people we talked to said they were fast asleep when his fire broke out. they woke up to the fire. they started banging on each others doors. one wop wetbacked -- it was already starting to burn but she was determined to save her car. >> i came out to see what was going on. i grabbed my keys and family. >> reporter: was your car on fire? >> yes. i got my sweater and put it out. it's parked outside. >> reporter: you went into your car knowing it was on fire to pull it out. >> it was the side mirrors. >> reporter: and the rest of the cars were burn something >> yes the car next to me was on fire. it wasn't engulfed but it was starting to. >> reporter: you thought you had time? kind of crazy you got into your burning car. >> the thing is i just purchased it a month ago. >> reporter: back out here live when you see the extensive damage to the other cars
. >> interpol's warning come as day after the u.s. state department response to a possible terror attack in the making. tomorrow u.s. embassies and installations located in muslim countries will not be open. intercepted communications from an al qaeda cell in yemen suggests terrorists may be plotting some sort of attack. thus prompting the closures and the global travel alert. americans traveling abroad are being told to be extra vigilant at least until the end of august. >> more specific and we are taking it seriously, which i enthusiastic you expect us to -- which i think you expect us to do. >> steps are being taken domestically as well. homeland security tells abc news that they are increasing security measures to try to prevent any potential attacks here in the united states. >>> football fans are following a new set of rules this weekend. we'll have that story next. also, worth the wait. the offer that hat people in the east bay standing in line. organizers hope the deal will make streets safer. >> you'll no longer need to go to spain. what organizers say about bringing the bulls t
to his heart. abc7 news reporter joins us to discuss it. >> former president bush had the surgery this morning two re-open the artery using that is called a stent, a wire tube inserted in the blockage and inflated by a balloon to re-open the passage. the block average was discovered during a test during a routine physical yesterday. "good morning america" has their medical editor explain it. >> it allows blood to glow influence the area that was obstructed. sometimes those will close off again. during the period that tube is open, it allows blood and oxygen to get to the heart muscle. >> the president did not show symptoms and will be out of the hospital tomorrow and back do his normal schedule on thursday. ironically he was one of the most physically active presidents, avid runner and bicyclist and hosts an annual 100 kilometer bicycle ride for wounded troops. former presidents get good health care but for the average person with no history of heart disease the doctor says a stress test is rarely necessary as part of a physical. in the newsroom for abc7 news. >> a.c. transit will
. >> thank you for joining us. for the next 30 minutes we investigate exposing issues uncovering corruption and holding the powerful accountable. we begin with an investigation that exposed major problems with one of the nation's largest food distributors. problems after our hidden cameras uncovered secret storage places. we discovered major violations of state health code. the investigative unit taking you undercover. you'll see where we found food, raw meat, milk and other perishables sold to restaurants. investigative reporter vicky wynn has the picture, and video that forced the state to move in. >> reporter: don't eat before you swim. that's what mom and dad used to say. but at this san jose swim center, the source of the food could be the problem. for weeks now we've kept cameras on these outdoor unrefrigerated sheds across northern california. they're rented by cisco corporation. if you've ever dined out, you've probably eaten cisco food. cisco provides food to 400,000 clients worldwide, from hospitals to hotels. >> every type of food that you can think of. >> reporter: how is that f
airport is using a heard of goats, sheep, lama to trim the grass. >> all that -- >> dr. king spoke. i said wake up wake up america. >> and he said i have a dream. so weren't you fighting each other? >> and all that matters. >> emotional testimony from halle berry and jennifer garner on aggressive paparazzi. >> i don't want a gang to continue traumatizing my kids. >> on "cbs this morning." >> this teenager making a big entrance at his bar mitzvah. ♪ ♪ i love to dance ♪ >>> welcome to cbs this morning. good morning norah. >> good morning. we've got some breaking news. >> as you wake up in the west we're learning more about the crash of a u.p.s. cargo jet this morning in birmingham alabama. >> birmingham's mayor says just two people were killed the pilot and co-pilot of that air bus. rick jackson of our birmingham affiliate is at the scene. rick, good morning. >> reporter: yes we're about half a mile away from the actual accident scene here. the reason why is because officials early on block the entire perimeter off because of the explosions going off. that ha
we are ready for a "friday of anger" to demonstrate. >> it is friday. thanks for joining us. >> sig-alert affecting the drive. >> everyone was hoping for friday lite but we are not getting that. folks are seeing a last emergency vehicles are on scene and what happened northbound along 680 is a semi truck carrying 66,000 pounds of mail that is blocking all lanes. those who are stuck cannot get off or turn around and c.h.p. is out this and they say it will take possibly until 7:30 to re-open the lanes. the sig-alert is in effect until at least that time and possibly longer causing heavy lanes. the best alternate is mission boulevard from 680 or fremont connecting you to highway 4 and getting you back to 680. the drive is ruined. zero miles per hour. fog may have been a factor. mike nicco will tell us about that. >> at the of us are dealing with fog and there could be mist in the sunol grade so it could be a little wet. we are showing the hills are cloudy and foggy. novato is one mile. three quarters in santa rosa and half moon bay. that is the thickest nog. oakland is down to seven. s
at another cooling trend. stay with us. we will have a look at the seven day outlook in a few minutes. katie. >> union and bart management will be back at the bargaining table today with less than 48 hours until the streak deadline. they left talks last night giving no indication a breakthrough was imminent. we have the latest on negotiations from oakland. >> mark's lead negotiator, thomas hawk, pushed through a gauntlet of reporters and talked while he walked about ongoing negotiations. >> longs you continue to meet, there's progress. >> just before 8:00 p.m. the talks ended for the night with a sunday night deadline looming. >> at this time there is no discussion about extending the contract. >> chris finn is a union negotiator and train operator. she said only about ten minutes of negotiations between the union and bart negotiators happened to, pinning the lack of negotiation on bart's lead negotiator. >> the people who are interested in keeping bart going, they would like to talk more, but when he's in the room they stated they are not free to express their opinion. >> the general manage
into san francisco using the car. i would say use bart, it's not striking, that's a great way to get without the bridge. ruth now at the toll plaza there is a backup. the metering lights have not gone out. but they will. there is a big backup there. back to the desk. we have a bart strike that's been averted. the trains are running this morning. they will run for the next seven days. last night the governor stepped in to the heated labor dispute just two hours before that midnight strike deadline. now we have team coverage for you. and we're covering the surprise for some shuttle drivers. they can see they are the no you can thatting anywhere. they asked him to step in he answered with the injunction which brings the strike to a halt for now. >> they emerged. and a board will investigate. they will issue a cooling off period. >> they are using it as a scare tactic and they were bargaining in bad faith. we heard how it was unnecessary to keep the public on pins and needles. there is no reason to continue the drama and the stress. the last thing we wanted was to see the train shut dow
fire near the bay bridge has shut down two lanes of westbound traffic. brian flores is live to tell us when the lanes could reopen. good morning, brian. >> reporter: you said it. good thing the b.a.r.t. trains are running. traffic is moving very slowly here, west 80. as you can see there, san francisco crews dousing this big rig fire that happened at 5:45 or so. we understand the big rig caught on fire. there was some type of a flat tire. let's bring in the sergeant. tell us more about what happened. >> roughly 5:45, the gentleman driving that big rig realized he had a flat tire. he pulled to the right shoulder and exited his vehicle at that time he realized there was smoke coming from the engine department and a couple of minutes later, the vehicle was fully engulfed. >> how is the driver doing? >> the driver is fine. he got out in plenty of time. he was carrying groceries. >> reporter: in terms of traffic, i see traffic moving slowly. how long is the sig-alert gonna last and what are the alternates? >> probably four hours. it will take a lot of time to get this big rig out of here on
ago. at the hearing larry rogast told us he doesn't want the death penalty for naiso. >> i don't want him going to death row. that is too good for him. there are too many folks in death row. he's got internet access, media access, books, libraries. i want a main line prison without, life without. >> the prosecutor tried to link each of the four victims to naiso by showing a list of the women and momentos including photographs police found at his home, and in a safety deposit box also reminding jurors of dna found on two of the murdered victims. the judge stopped the hearing, worried jurors may have seen a sign on this truck in the parking lot that said "joseph naiso murdered my sister january 11th, 1977" ending with a plea for money. the judge was afraid it may have influenced jurors who saw it which could result in a mistrial. most of the session focused on the potentially damaging affects of the sign. larry told us he was broke and wrote the sign hoping to raise money. >> my intent to get to the public to get help to stay here to finish up the trial. >> determining jurors had not se
into the streets. >> authorities have told riot police they can use deadly force to protect themselves and key state institutions. >> our tra diditional cooperati cannot continue when civilians are being killed in the streets. >> "the washington post" found the national security agency breaks privacy rules and oversteps legal boundaries thousands of times a year. >> still a mystery, what cautioned the u.p.s. cargo plane to crash in birmingham? >> federal investigators say there's no evidence the plane was on fire or suffered engine problems. >> a strong earthquake in new zealand this morning. no injuries are being reported. >> a great-grandmother claims bob filner forced her to kiss him. >> i feel the right thing is for you to go. >> hannah anderson didn't say a word as she arrived at a fund-raiser for her family. >> a woman suspected of shoplifting mailed a break for it across a highway. police are still looking for her. >> a chinese zoo tried to pass off a dog as an african lion. >> he began barking. nothing like a lion, is it? >> jonathan boston. >> and all that matters. >> a 911 dispatcher
. ordinary people caught in the cross fire, a young woman showed us the view from her window, chaos and bloodshed, too afraid to speak on camera and we spoke with a father and daughter who raced home from work early, their smokey streets a ghost town. >> it's possible to attack anyone, because the streets are empty. so it's still not safe. but it's safe inside the house. >> for us officials it's a nice mare scenario, the key, u.s. allie, over throwing the elected leader and supporters facing off against the hardline military. protesters fought back with rocks and pushed armor's vehicles off the bridge. violence that is now spreading. angry mobs torching 18 churches in retaliation and as night falls an erie silence on the street with a curfew in effect, no one knows what horrors tomorrow will bring. abc news in cairo. >> the final legal challenge of same sex marriage was rejected in today. the u.s. supreme court cleared the way for same sex marriage to resume in california. but opponents argued that the high courts' ruling applied to the couples that took their case to the high court
for us all day today. he reports from near the fire line in the city. >> all day it looked like trouble was coming over the had ill. with the edge of the fire about 4 miles away anxious homeowner stood watch along with crew from the san francisco fire department that parked a rig on canyon drive. for joan the mountain life is a double edge sword. >> no other houses so we enjoy that gorgeous view. then we rz. fichlt goeld goal to create a fire break in front of more populated areas. governor brown paid a visit to tall me to get a briefing and meet firefighters. fichlt so far the rim fire cost california more than 20 million dollars. quickly moving toward the top 10 largest fire in the state. >> this is august. what happens in september in terms of fires. we don't know but i'm sure they cost us money and state of california has that money because we have cut with hillside now barren and the firexd far from done there is a long range concern. supervisor roy is among the residents who decided to evacuate. >> very focus on making sure that things like water quality impacts. mud slid
and thousands are going around it tonight to get home. >> the chp told us that the average commute today actually only increased by 10 minutes. sal castaneda is following conditions. sal, do you agree with that figure? >> reporter: no, not really, unfortunately. first of all, drivers are going a longer distance, because they're going around. send of all, the commutes on those bridges, the san mateo bridge, for example, has been heavier. more people are on the bridge. and it's made it a lot more -- well, just a lot slower. newschopper 2 is showing us a picture of eastbound 92. these are live pictures of people just trying to get onto the san mateo bridge. and 101 traffic is also going to be heavy and slow as you drive down 101. as a matter of fact, i can show you a little bit of it. southbound 101, you can see traffic is really busy here in san mateo. slow traffic as you drive through. i want to focus on this area here. you can see that 101, a lot of the road centers are red. getting over to the san mateo bridge, that traffic is going to be very slow as you drive through. we're also looki
of the holiday weekend is with us, it will be this afternoon. a few high clouds and around the by low to mid-70s. about 76 in oakland with some sun along the coast. mid-and upper 60s. so really kind of a mild day along the shoreline. inland we have a few 90s returning for the livermore valley, the delta. upper 80s around the san ramon valley with plenty of sunshine. we will introduce more clouds. a slight chance of showers over the holiday weekend. katie. >> lisa, thank you. >> breaking news out of oakland where a person was killed in a shooting at a club early this morning. it happened just before 1:30 at club anton on third street in jack london square. authorities say they found a man with at least one gunshot wound dead at the scene. no arrests made and no word on motive or suspects. the shooting is under investigation. >>> happening today, demonstrators will gather in san francisco at powell and market streets to protest the government's possible plans to deal with the crisis in syria. abc news is reporting the u.s. military could take action in syria as soon as this weekend. the president
backups. thank you for joining us, we'll get to our coverage of the bay bridge in a moment. but first, major developments regarding the crisis in syria. an bankrupt announcement from the white house this morning president obama has decided the u.s. should take military action in syria for the alleged use of chemical weapons. we get the latest. >> reporter: president obama has put military action against syria on hold. >> the power is rooted not just in our military might but in our example as a government of the people, by the people and for the people. i will seek authorization for the use of force from the american people's representatives in congress. >> the president says he's firmly decided on a military response. >> what message will we send if a dictator can gas hundreds of children in plain sight and pay no price? >> the inspectors cross the syrian border on saturday, it set off furious speculation as to when a u.s. attack on syria might begin. the white house has turned up the rhetoric to red hot with secretary of state john kerry calling syrian leader bashar al assad a thug
>> good morning, everything. so glad you could be with us this morning. let's tart with a quick look at the weather with meteorologist lisa argen. good morning, lisa. >> good morning, katie. it is cloudy done town and in oakland were but san jose is clear with 54 dreams later on today going for a high in the upper 70s underneath sunny conditions. should be a beautiful day in the south bay. elsewhere upper 60s to low 70s for oakland. more sunshine for you. ballgame this afternoon. and at our coast the clouds have been hanging tough, keeping the shoreline cool from the upper 50s to the low 60s for the most part. but you head out toward stinson beach and you should see high necessary the mid-650s. inland the warmest numbers not only today, but for the weekend and much of the week ahead. so it looks like with the warmer day coming in today, we are talking about an even stronger cooling trend headed our way as these numbers come down in the days ahead. but as for today, that's your warm spot inland. we will pinpoint the numbers and talk about the cool down, show it to you with our se
raddatz with new details on the urgent search now for vehicle bombs al qaeda reportedly wants to use in its next attack. >> shark, shark! >>> surviving "jaws." one woman's narrow escape facing off with a 14-foot great white shark battling with the beast to break free. now, she reveals her moment of terror, all caught on tape. >> will you marry me? >> yes. ♪ hey baby >> that will do. a blockbuster finale for "the bachelorette." did desiree really find love after having her heart broken? big questions this morning about that shocking ending. she said yes a thousand times, but was it to second best? the new couple here live. ♪ i think i want to marry you >>> good morning, everyone. did you see jimmy kimmel last night? that little bit he did on "the bachelorette"? >> funny. >> it was a moment. >> funny. that's fair to say. >> we'll share that ahead. >>> a dramatic moment though last night in chicago when alex rodriguez stepped up to the plate after being suspended for 211 games. >> as bizarre a season debut as we will see, capping one of the most bizarre days in the sport's history.
the fire department to come on scene to try to tell us how soon will they have this knocked down. just to kind of get the details of how this possibly could have started. we'll continue to monitor the situation and let you know as soon as we have an update. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right, janine. >>> 7:05. a state-wide amber alert has been issued for two children believed to be abducted from san diego county. police say the man who took them, set fire to his house, killing the children's mother and an unidentified child. it's not clear if the suspect has both children with them or if one of them died in the fire. police say he was in a platonic relationship with the mother. the children are 16-year-old hanna anderson and ethan. both have blond hair. the suspect, identified as 40- year-old james lee dimaggio. police say he could be heading towards canada or texas. dimaggio believed to be driving a blue 2013 four-door nissan versa. here is ea photo of the car similar to the suspect's car. it's the same picture that police in southern ca
on the bay bridge use other briggs and traffic backed up on the san mateo bridge. >> good morning, we have team coverage of the bay bridge closures and, first, traffic reporter leyla gulen has the conditions on bay area roadways. >> as we look right now a picture of the san mateo bridge is very different from early this morning and now we are starting to see space between the cars in the westbound direction from hayward to foster city. it is going to take approximately 20 minutes or throws get the westbound direction toward the peninsula. we will go to our next live shot across the macarthur maze so if you are headed along i 80 westbound you can see the tail lights pushing to 580 busier than normal. another shot shows the golden gate bridge where we have folks making it in the other direction across the richmond-san rafael bridge and through marin county with a few extra cars all moving but moving under cloudy and foggy skies. >> cheryl? >> caltran says crowes made a lost progress overnight and this morning on the prep work that must be done. abc7 news reporter matt keller got a tour and j
commuters as they took public transportation. edwin showed us his two tickets he bought. >> this is for tomorrow. i'm doing this ahead of time to avoid the rush. >> reporter: golden gate ferry does expect more riders tonight, so it added a late- night trip and added trips to its weekend and holiday schedule. >> i was on bart earlier and it wasn't busy at all. >> reporter: but susan langford told us she made sure to avoid areas where there might be problems in i was in san francisco tonight, and i had to travel out over the golden gate bridge instead of the bay bridge. >> reporter: she also avoided this commute on the first morning. bart reports that ridership soared this morning. >>> to keep things running smoothly, ac transit offered bart commuters service to and from the stations. >> in the morning, it was really packed. a lot of people. >> reporter: but there were those who couldn't avoid the freeways. we saw stalled drivers trying to get to the east bay, heading north in heavy traffic, around 2:30 this afternoon, which is why drivers like susan langford have a plan f
in syria. abc news is reporting the u.s. military could take action in syria as soon as this weekend. the president and staff are deciding how to respond to the massacre of at least 1400 people with chemical weapons. and with four u.s. navy ships already off the syrian coast, the white house is leaving little doubt that the united states would respond with force, abc7 news reporter has the latest. >> president obama is weighing the responses to a chemical weapons attack he said syria carried out last week. he's speaking with his national security team while execution americans a strike against bashar al assad's government with be limited. >> we are not considering any open-ended commitment. we aren't considering any boots on the ground approach. >> military experts say the u.s. is measuring a measured response in the form of air strikes on syria's capital. >> they will go after the unit that conducted the attack on the civiliance 678 they know where they are and they will punish them with strikes butch they will also do something visually compelling. they will level probably a milita
>>> good morning. shut down. nearly two dozen embassies are closed down in muslim world as the u.s. and allies try to stop a feared terrorist attack. we are live with new information on where the threat is coming from and who is the target. >>> out of nowhere, a speeding car crashes on a busy venice beach board walk. killing one and injuring dozens other. it was caught on surveillance video. >>> remember john palmer. one of the greatest journalists has passed away. fond memories of the colleague and a friend, today, august 4, 2013. >> >>> and> welcome to "today" and welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm lester holt. alongside jenna wolfe and dylan dwyer. i remember being on assignment in washington and meeting palmer for the first time. a little bit in awe and then immediately he was so disarming and that's how well a remember him today. >> such an incredible journalist. but by all accounts what really made him a wonderful person was the fact that he was just such a good guy and so kind to everyone. >> we look forward to sharing more of his life coming u
sparks outrage in two countries. charlie talks tennis with defending u.s. open champ andy murray. can the brit make it two in a row? >> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> the report coming from the syrian rebels. scores upon scores of people have been killed. >> new claims of chemical weapons in syria. >> opposition leaders are saying that between 600 and 1,000 people were killed. the assad regime told television there is no truth whatsoever in the claim. >> this most certainly is a dreadful tragedy of epic proportions. >> a gunman opened fire at an elementary school just outside atlanta. >> hundreds of panics children then ran for safety. >> it's a good day, all of our children are safe. >> michael brandon hill exchanged fire with law enforcement before giving himself up. >> at the end of the day, all you want is your child to come home safe. >> nearly 50 major fires are burning in 11 western states. meantime that massive beaver creek wildfire in idaho has now grown to some 160 square miles. >> a cab jumped
the fire is burning. good morning philippe. bring us up to date the blaze. 209-962-4000 room 115 cell 760-4239 personal 925-360-8659 >> we are about 20 mi. outside of the yosemite national park covering this fire appeared to align >> cal fire says that over the ninth time the firefighters tried to make some headway on putting out the flames of this fire. >> firefighters are trying to prevent this fire from spreading however the wind are from the northeast and is pushing the fires flames appeared >> there are also a lot of wild life and that has been displaced because of the fire appeared >> >> in yesterday's firefighters went from 2 percent containment to 5 percent containment of the fire as of this broadcast however there is still a lot of damage that the fires have caused and are still causing. >> the efforts will continue to extinguish the fires and firefighters are working diligently to put out the flames appeared >> oakland authorities will begin an extensive search for missing toddler daphne webb today. daphne's father reported she was kidnapped from his car in east oakland back in
spending days on the fire lines. >> we were on 24-hour shifts up there. but we're used to working, and we know that when we go out to these incidents, that that's what we're out there for. we can't take a break when we're out there, because the fire doesn't take a break. the fire keeps burning through the grass and the trees and things like that. so if the fire doesn't stop, we can't stop. >> even these firefighters said they were stunned by the size of the fire. telling us they had never seen a blaze that big. >> the rim fire plus the bay bridge closure equalled trouble for labor day travelers this weekend. clogged highways and closed or destroyed campgrounds forced a lot of people to change their plans. nbc bay area's george kiriyama is live in saratoga to show us. george? >> reporter: terry, it's true. people are staying closer to home this holiday weekend. all you have to do is go to campgrounds like this one here in saratoga. for some, it was no-brainer. >> you know, they love it. >> reporter: ari had his labor day weekend planned out for weeks. his family would camp out near lake ta
delay the decision need to be made while using our rider as pawn. if there is a strike bart is hoping to have up to 95 buses available to make limited runs from the walnut creek dublin pleasanton fremont west oakland station. service from concord and san lee 8 drawn may out as well. bay ferry run extra boats. overflow parking available in alameda. golden gate transhave it no additional service but 2 of the boats will be used by bay ferry. car pooling hours will be extended lake they were last in the morning through 7:00 p.m. range of resources for you it's on our web site including alternative transit option as well as real time traffic map. you can also down load the exclusive abc 7 news way traffic app to help you navigate around trouble spots on the roads. follow us on twitter at this web site for breaking news update. we tell you about the app you can use to help you find a ride. 7 news has learned the city of richmond will file suit against chevron tomorrow forever damages relited to the plex as fire almost year ago today. more now from vick lee. >> the explosion and fi
. this bartender is looking forward to working monday. >> it was actually good for us service workers. >> the bart strike could mean just the opposite for many others. >> i'm dreading it personally. >> this business relies on the financial district crowd for the bulk of their sales. >> but if people aren't coming to sales, we will miss out on the lunch and retail sales. >> dozens of businesses depend on bart. >> you will do monday? >> no, kelly will be here. >> kelly will do monday? >> yes. >> they are already work on staffing backup schedules and customers who come in for a haircut after work are cancelling. >> if they need to get home or to a carpool situation, they won't have that availability after work. >> many business owners admit they don't need to wait until the trains stop running to know just declaring a strike has already affected their business. in san francisco, lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> sf bay berry will run extra ferries. there will be 13 vessels instead of the typical 8. golden gate transit will have no additional service but two of its boats will be used by bay ferry. and
. >> nudging is more important to us. than tiivl safety and well beig of our students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus. this was a tragic accident. >> the driver works for preston pipelines a company that is handling that project. the driver worked as an operating engineer 35 years. classes are not in session so students are still hear registering and there are a lot of people on campus today. right now, san jose police and cal osha are investigating. live in san jose, abc 7 news. a plea from family of a 1-year-old boy and father who were killed in oakland2bnç last week. the 20-year-old and his son fwhr a bedroom of a home. someone fired into the building. they were visiting from fresno today family members called for peace urging friends not to retaliate with violence. they asked anyone with information to contact oakland police immediately. a plea from the family of a 1-year-old boy and his father killed in oakland last week. the 20-year-old and his son were in a bedroom of a home when they were killed. now, we move on a man arrested last night has led fleece his girlfriend's
department is clarifying it's policy on helmet mounted cameras used to capture a record of emergency scenes. fire officials said this afternoon that they have had a ban in place since 2009. banning firefighters from using recording devices at work. they say the one used at the scene of the crash sight was a personal camera mounted by a individual firefighter. >>> we're expected to learn more about what caused that deadly limousine fire. they will release how the fire was started. five women, including a bride to be, died on may 4th. orville brown was driving the investigation. he said his estranged wife and he were arguing on the phone when it happened. phone records show that is not true. >>> a singer is filing a lawsuit against the city of heyward. monte joins us with more on that story. >> good evening. as a result of the attack, lester chambers had to an a series of performances. back on july 13th, a woman jumped on teenage ae attacked him at the blues festival just after chambers dedicated a song to trayvon martin. the woman was charged with two felonies. her attorney claims she suffer
inside and why they couldn't use water to fight this fire at the beginning. >> breaking news from san francisco. gunfire in the tender loin. we have a news crew headed to the scene. >> reporter: a search for a service dog will begin in the next couple hours in san jose. you'll hear why finding him is so critical for his owner. >> plus a rash of robberies in one east bay city. the question police still have not answered. mornings on 2 begins right now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning. you are looking live at a home in hayward where firefighters discovered a pot grow inside a home. we will have more on this situation in just a few moments. good morning. welcome to mornings on 2. i'm tori campbell. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. let's check your weather, traffic. steve, how are we looking? >> we are looking good. low clouds. gave us crazy weather this week. accelerating northward. back to school forecast, take a look at san rafael. 58. 68 mostly sunny by noon. and a high of 77. temperatures in the north bay a lot of 70s.
. defense secretary chuck hagel saying today the u.s. military is ready to act if ordered to do so by the president. he says all options are being considered at this point. we are live in the region with new development. >> plus, we'll take you to an emotional memorial service that was held saturday for the mother and brother of kidnapped teen hannah anderson. >> tough one there. we'll bring you the very latest on that. and also, i'm not sure if you've heard these statistics, but it's actually more difficult to get into than harvard, that is the storied nbc page program, a launching pad for a number of successful careers. we this morning are celebrating 80 years of the page program. lester wasn't allowed to wear that uniform until we did this segment a couple weeks ago. we'll show you how we suited up. >> also rocked that. >> that was fun. >>> first, tom castello's got the very latest. tom, good morning. >> reporter: carl, good morning. it's now one of the biggest fires in california history. 6600 residents are under evacuation advisories, advisories, not orders. meanwhile the fire
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